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HER Number:MDV63144
Name:Moor Ashes Fieldname, Totnes

Summary

The 'Moor Ashes' field name might merely suggest that ash trees once grew in the immediate area, but there is a possibility that is refers to earlier industrial activity on the site. The name may also be a corruption of ‘Morass’ meaning ‘tide marsh’, although topographically the site lies above marsh area.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 801 601
Map Sheet:SX86SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTotnes
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishTOTNES

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX86SW/325

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • SETTLEMENT (Unknown date)

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Map object also based on this source.


Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Map object also based on this source.


Gent, T. H., 2001, Archaeological Assessment of land at St Katherine’s Way, Totnes, Devon, 3-4 (Report - Assessment). SDV336261.

An archaeological assessment to determine the archaeological implications of development at St Katherine's Way in Totnes found that no buildings were shown on the site on early maps. On the 1842 Tithe map, the site was part of a field called 'Moor Ashes'.

This field name might merely suggest that ash trees once grew in the immediate area, but there is a possibility that is refers to earlier industrial activity on the site. The name may also be a corruption of ‘Morass’ meaning ‘tide marsh’, although topographically the site lies above marsh area.


Gent, T., 2001, Notes (Unknown). SDV350895.


Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV336261Report - Assessment: Gent, T. H.. 2001. Archaeological Assessment of land at St Katherine’s Way, Totnes, Devon. Exeter Archaeology Report. 01.10. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3-4.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #97234 ]
SDV350895Unknown: Gent, T.. 2001. Notes. Unknown. Unknown.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV4399 - Assessment of Immersion Bath in Leechwell Gardens

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2015 10:21AM